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The Windward School Mission Statement

Windward is a coeducational, independent day school dedicated to providing a proven instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities.  The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided.  Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills.  Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth within an intentionally diverse and inclusive setting, enables students to understand their learning differences, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to a mainstream educational environment.  To meet these goals, the School provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research and shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community.

(Updated and approved at the September 27, 2011, Board of Trustees Meeting)

Purposes & Objectives

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The Windward School is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of providing a proven educational program for students with language-based learning disabilities.  Students are of average to superior intelligence who have been unable to achieve academic success in traditional classroom settings.  At Windward, students receive the specialized instruction needed in order to close the gap between intellectual potential and academic performance.  The program is designed to enable students to experience success, help them understand the nature of their learning differences, provide them with the skills and strategies to overcome their academic difficulties, and enable them to return to mainstream settings.



Westchester Lower School      13 Windward Avenue 
                                                White Plains, NY 10605
Westchester Middle School      40 West Red Oak Lane 
                                                White Plains, NY 10604
Manhattan Lower and               212 East 93rd Street 
Middle Schools                         New York, NY 10128